I got in around 2, and the sun was out and full and lovely and the whole place simply glistened and burst with colors. Very quiet – Sundays seem that way wherever I go in England. And no real shops anyway. I had no idea where anyone in town got groceries, but hey, this was a place where the post office was only open twice a week.

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A recounting of my walking trek across England, going from  West to East, following the path of the ancient Roman Wall named  after Emperor Hadrian, who installed it to — among other reasons —  keep the so-called barbarians of Scotland out of England. How’s that going for you, guys? To follow order of trip, start…

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Location: Northeast England, on the Tyne River (naturally) Other Names for Area: Tyneside, Tyne-and-Wear Names For Locals: Geordies Famous Local Musicians: Sting, Andy Taylor, Martin Stephenson Population: 134,000 I’d resisted visiting Newcastle: Reports from down South (read: London) made me think it’d be all coated with coal dust and economically depressed and possibly full of…

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